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's michelle franzen tells us why. >> reporter: they are the elves to retailers, the major distribution companies, and workers making sure all those gifts ordered online are processed and delivered on time for the holidays. with record-setting online sales this shopping season, companies like amazon, ebay, and u.p.s. are struggling to hire enough workers to meet the demand. >> we're hiring 50,000 seasonal associates across our entire network in the u.s. to help meet demand. >> reporter: u.p.s. set a similar goal to hire 55,000 seasonal workers but the company says several thousand jobs are still waiting to be filled, including positions at its largest hub in louisville, kentucky. the jobs pay between $8.50 and $12 an hour and some companies are even offering cash incentives to employees for referrals. analysts say the challenge for those looking for work? taking a temporary position that may not turn into a full-time job. >> you run the risk of losing those unemployment benefits for that period and if it doesn't become a full-time job, then you have to go through the rigmarole of going
to do that, because she didn't want to clean it up. >> she's done it in the tub. >>> first lady michelle obama is showing off the christmas decorations at the white house to a bunch of war veterans and families and things, and it's always cool. they are showing off a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the white house, there's bo the dog. look at that. gingerbread likeness of the white house. >> so beautiful. >> amazing what they do. >> main attraction, of course, is the white house christmas tree. that thing is 18 1/2 feet high and is decorated by the children of military families. >> that's so nice. i would not want to be the first family during the christmas season. they have receptions every night and all they do is smile and shake hands and take pictures. >> everyone wants to get there to see them. >> it is beautiful if you get a chance to go, drop-dead gorgeous. >>> with all the christmas parties and things coming up, which party character are you? pretend you're at an office party. this might be a good way to figure it out. are you the person, the peak too sooner? you're the one that
accused of killing her husband, until the charges against her were unexpectedly dropped. michelle franzen reports now on a case that stretched across the country, touching one of america's most prestigious sporting events. >> reporter: she is a former u.s. open tennis referee, accused of killing her husband of nearly 50 years using a coffee mug as a weapon. but friday, lois goodman smiled in a los angeles courtroom after learning her case was dismissed. >> i'm glad that it's over and can go on with my life. >> reporter: l.a. county prosecutors asked a judge to drop charges against goodman, citing insufficient evidence and new information in the case. >> based upon this information, we announced that we are unable to proceed with the case at this time. >> reporter: the 70-year-old was arrested in new york city in august, just as she arrived to work at the u.s. open as a line judge. her husband alan goodman was found dead in the couple's california home in april. she told police he fell down the stairs. prosecutors alleged goodman used the coffee mug to bludgeon him and stabbed him with the
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